John (Randy) Torbet

Founder & Senior Partner John (Randy) Torbet - Founder & Senior Partner

Biography

John (Randy) Torbet, our founder and senior partner, was admitted to the bar in 1968 and has since established himself as a leader among the Colorado Springs legal community in effectively advocating for the rights of his clients. During his over forty-five years of practice, Mr. Torbet has earned a reputation in Colorado Springs as a knowledgeable, honest and fair-minded attorney who tirelessly works to restore honor to an often maligned profession. The Colorado Trial Lawyers Association described Mr. Torbet as “someone who speaks up for the average person” reporting that during his many years as a lawyer, “Torbet has represented a lot of those average people” in cases as varied as “everything from teenagers’ traffic tickets to multi-million dollar real estate transactions.” Attorney Torbet can also provide services to his clients in Spanish for those who feel more comfortable conversing in that language.

Mr. Torbet was born in New River, North Carolina in 1943. He attended the New Mexico Military Institute and graduated from the University of Colorado in 1965, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree. Mr. Torbet attended law school at the University of Colorado School of Law, graduating in 1968. After graduating from law school, Mr. Torbet joined and became a senior partner at Evans, Peterson, Torbet & Briggs. During his time at Evans, Peterson, Torbet & Briggs, Mr. Torbet taught Police Science at what is now Pikes Peak Community College.

In 1972, Mr. Torbet was appointed as Municipal Judge in the City of Fountain, Colorado and continues to serve in that position. Because of his vast experience in the area of bankruptcy, Mr. Torbet periodically instructs other lawyers on the United States Bankruptcy Code at continuing legal education seminars.

Mr. Torbet was admitted to the Colorado State Bar in 1968 and has since been admitted to the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, the United States Court of Appeals Tenth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Torbet is a member of the El Paso County and Colorado Bar Associations, and the Colorado Municipal Judges Association, where he served as President from 1980 to 1981.

Mr. Torbet has been a trained mediator since 2011 and provides mediation services in the areas of business law, civil and commercial litigation, real property, personal injury, and bankruptcy matters.

Mr. Torbet is married with two children, two stepchildren and six grandchildren. Mr. Torbet is an avid bicyclist, tennis player and finisher of six marathons.

Practice Focus

Bankruptcy, Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Real Estate, Business Law, Mediation Services, Estate Planning & Probate

Awards

  • 2016 Top Attorney – Bankruptcy – Colorado Springs Style Magazine
  • 2015 Top Attorney – General Practice – Colorado Springs Style Magazine
  • 2015 Martindale-Hubble Client Distinction Award

Contact

John (Randy) Torbet: jrtorbet@torbetlaw.com